Problems with paypal buttons ,carts checkout ect

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Ive been adding paypal 'add to cart' buttons from paypal 'My Business Setup'-'My payment solution'

Seem to have got the hang of that ok but I dont know how to add a cart for them to go into untill they want to check out

Paypal seem to be asking me to use a third party for this bit but I dont want to as I think I'd have to change all the add to cart buttons Ive created and use the third parties set up.

I'm a bit confused about it all now ,not done anything like this before, basically need a system where customers can add items to cart ,changes quantities and also add notes to me before checking out

Any Help would be much appreceiated

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james millington

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Hi James, 
Thanks for your message. Due to the type of store you would like (incorporating product options and a 'notes' field) our eCommerce widgets are definitely not up your alley and creating the custom PayPal buttons as you are sounds like the right fit.

While I am not trained in PayPal's products, I can offer a bit of advice.

For adding product options, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your PayPal account.

  2. Click the "Merchant services" tab in the horizontal menu.

  3. Click the "Buy Now Button" or the "Add to Cart Button".

  4. Choose button type and enter name and payment details.

  5. Check the "Add drop-down menu with price/option" box half-way down the page.

  6. Add the details of your selection and click "Done".

  7. When done editing click "Create Button".

  8. In the next window and in the (Website) code box click the "Select Code".

  9. Right click on the highlighted text and click "Copy".

  10. In the Sitebuilder, drag and drop an HTML Widget where you need it.

  11. In the HTML Widget paste the code and click on "Save".

  12. Republish your site by clicking on the green "Publish to the web" button.

I am not familiar with adding a comments area to a PayPal button, however, you may be interested in using a Yola Form for your customers to contact you. If this does not sound ideal, I suggest you visit PayPal's support center to seek a bit more information on this.

Once you have successfully added your custom buttons, as long as you have a PayPal account created and the proper details on your buttons, your buttons should work properly. Don't forget to incorporate 'add to cart' and 'view cart' buttons so your site visitors can continue to add items of their liking! Please let us know if you need further assistance creating your online store.
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james millington

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thanks brianna,all a bit clearer now